The warm, humid environment of Coastal Georgia is home to many pests. Unfortunately, these pests can be a burden or even dangerous to your property.
Termites are particularly destructive and should be taken care of as soon as a problem is identified to prevent further damage. Formosan Subterranean termites have been found in Georgia. If not treated quickly, they can cause extensive damage to your property.
What are Formosan Termites?
Formosan termites are a very destructive species, but the damage they can cause is not covered by most termite insurance. That’s why it’s important to catch them early and quickly. These termites are not native to the United States but have been spotted in various locations around Georgia since the 1990s. They often infest railroad crossties used in retaining walls or for landscaping; however, if you have crossties on your property, it’s not absolutely indicative that you have Formosan termites, as these termites can infest different types of wood as well.
Identifying Formosan Termites
It’s important to correctly identify Formosan termites from Georgia’s more common native subterranean termites so that proper treatment can be administered. Our pest control experts can help you determine what species is infesting your property and can recommend appropriate treatment.
Formosan termites are larger than other termite species and swarm at night and are sometimes attracted to lights. By placing sticky cards next to your porch light, you might be able to detect a presence. But remember: it’s always best to let an expert check. At Peachtree Pest Control, we offer free inspections so you can have an expert evaluate your property at the first sign of infestation.
Formosan termites are creamy white to a brown color. They are a long & narrow and have an oval shape.
The Peachtree Promise
We offer integrated pest management (IPM) solutions so that you can prevent and rid your property of pests, often without the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides. At Peachtree Pest Control, we believe you shouldn’t have to choose between the health of your property and the health and happiness of your family. We will not rest until we know you are completely reassured and satisfied with our service. That’s the Peachtree Promise.